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by quentin
Wed Feb 06, 2002 2:06 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Chromatic Orb, Saves vs. Spells and Dragonslaying
Replies: 15
Views: 1465

There is an interesting bug with chromatic orb (that is corrected in the Baldurdash patches, though not the official Bioware patch). The damage of a chromatic orb can be resisted by magic resistance, however the secondary effect (slay living) will BYPASS magic resistance. This means that you dont' e...
by quentin
Wed Feb 06, 2002 1:59 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: About magic resistance
Replies: 10
Views: 1165

The confusion here seems to stem from what the difference between Magic Resistance and Magic Damage Resistance is. Magic Resistance is a probability. It represents the chance a character has to completely "avoid" or "block out" the effects of a spell. A magic resistance of 10% means that there is a ...
by quentin
Wed Feb 06, 2002 1:44 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: More on bows
Replies: 2
Views: 664

The Tugian Bow does not 'permantly' fix your number attacks at 3. Like any other weapon, you can benefit from extra attacks (via proficiency or innate warrior ability). At level 13, a warrior character with at least ** in shortbows will attack 4.5 times per round with the Tugian Bow. In other words,...
by quentin
Mon Jan 07, 2002 1:02 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: All Melee, All the Time -- Do spellcasters have a place in BG2??
Replies: 23
Views: 2964

@Fable: Well, I have played the game through twice already so I have an idea of where stuff can be found. Does the game have so little re-playability that I should have to put "self-imposed limits" on myself and choose not to get certain items, even when I know precisely where and how good they are?...
by quentin
Sun Jan 06, 2002 7:48 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: All Melee, All the Time -- Do spellcasters have a place in BG2??
Replies: 23
Views: 2964

Buy the belt of hill giant strength from the adventure mart to get a taste of what I'm talking about -- your Fighter will all of the sudden start doing an average of 20+ per hit and hit much more often. Dual wielding and swinging 3+ times a round, that = very quick deaths. And then once you get some...
by quentin
Sun Jan 06, 2002 7:25 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: All Melee, All the Time -- Do spellcasters have a place in BG2??
Replies: 23
Views: 2964

It's all about the items -- by the time you reach chapter 4 or 5, it really doesn't matter if you are a Fighter, a Swash, a Ranger .... the equipment that you can get will allow you to annhilate almost everything in seconds. Belts of strength (Hill Giant, Frost Giant, etc) give you massive THAC0 and...
by quentin
Sun Jan 06, 2002 7:11 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: All Melee, All the Time -- Do spellcasters have a place in BG2??
Replies: 23
Views: 2964

All Melee, All the Time -- Do spellcasters have a place in BG2??

Here's my problem -- melee is way too powerful! Even pseudo-melee characters, like Blades and Swashbucklers, can absolutely dominate this game with the right equipment. I just got done with the Underdark, and my Swashbuckler single-handedly did every single quest & sidequest in the whole chapter. No...